Faux Metal Tutorial

This was so much fun!!! My page titled The Journey (above this tut) features this faux metal. Here are the supplies you'll need...

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Crepe Paper Carnations

How much do I love thee? Let me count the ways!! Isn't this flower adorable!? I ran across this tutorial on the web months ago and it has been rolling around my head ever since. It is so versatile making it perfect for every one one of your gorgeous creations. Let's go!

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Calla Lily

I fell in love with this flower when I saw a video for it on the Heartfelt Creations website. So, if you don't want to read my tutorial you can click here to watch it over at HC. I did distress this up a little bit, which is not on the video. All right! Let's get started......

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Faux Leather Tutorial

Making faux leather is easier than you think. I know, I say that about a lot of my tutorials. Have I been wrong? LOL...

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Snowy Poinsettia

These flowers are just too cute! They are beyond easy to make too...BONUS!

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Emerging Color Stamping Technique

Ok, I'll admit it...I really love stamping and the more I stamp the more I want to stamp. It's a wonderfully vicious circle. Emerging Color is one of those techniques that have some very basic and constant elements to it, but the creative license is all yours in how you present it. I'm sure if you Google or YouTube you will find a ton of tutorials and a lot of them will be very similar. Emerging Color boils down to this one word: resist. This is at its very core a resist technique. The whole trick to doing this is to remember that you will work in layers.

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Sweet Days

OK, let me first say that I am not really happy with this...on so many levels.  Did you ever just have one of those pages that didn't want to come together no matter what?!  Well, this is one of them.  So many problems, so many things gone wrong.  I let this sit for a few days and then came back to it.....ARRGH!  There are elements of the page I like, but when I look at the big picture...not so much.  A friend of mine said to just post it and move on......

First, the photo.  I love this photo.  This is my DD on the swings at a local field days.  She loves the swings and is such a nut when it comes to rides.  The paper is gorgeous.  It is called Butterfly Garden by Harlee Quinz.  I did a wet paper distressing to the green paper in the center and then inked it.  I decided that the green and purple, while gorgeous, are very saturated colors and I needed a bright "neutral" to even it out a bit.  I used this cream/white paper that has a lovely embossed texture and used one of my new favorite punches by Martha Stewart.  I decided to distress the loops and tear some of them off.  I am most happy with my flowers.  I made these Spider Mums from an svg file and cut them out with my cricut. I cut them out on white paper and used purple distress ink to give them some color and definition.  Once I got it all together I decided to dip the very center pieces in white and lilac glitter.  They are really pretty in person.  Here are some close ups.  TFL!

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